List of municipalities in Tennessee

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These directional signs in Crossville, photographed in 1937 by Ben Shahn as part of a New Deal program, helped travelers find their way to other Tennessee cities and towns.

There are 347 incorporated municipalities in the state of Tennessee.[1] Incorporated municipalities in the state are designated as "cities" or "towns". This list includes all 351 municipalities that were in existence as of the 2000 U.S. Census.

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, 3,159,375 Tennesseans,[2] or 55.5% of the state's total population of 5,689,283, resided in incorporated municipalities. The remainder resided in unincorporated areas.

Municipal charters[edit]

Before 1954, all Tennessee municipalities were established by private act of the state legislature and operated under charters established by private act of the legislature. As of 2007, 212 of the state's municipalities were operating under charters established by private act of the legislature. In 1953, amendments to the Tennessee Constitution prohibited subsequent incorporations by private act and provided for several new forms of municipal charter. Fourteen cities, including Memphis, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, three of the state's four largest cities, are "home rule cities" organized under charters approved by referendum of the citizens. Home rule charters are authorized by Article XI, Section 9, of the Tennessee State Constitution, as amended in 1953. Other municipalities are incorporated under one of several standardized types of charter authorized by state statute:[3]

Some Tennessee municipalities are called "cities" and others are called "towns."[4] These terms do not have legal significance in Tennessee[5] and are not related to population, date of establishment, or type of municipal charter.

Under current state law (TCA Title 6), a minimum of 1,500 residents are required to incorporate as a new municipality under the mayor-alderman or city manager-commission charter, and a minimum of 5,000 residents are required to incorporate under a modified city manager-council charter. In general, unincorporated areas within three miles of an existing municipality (within five miles if the municipality has a population of 100,000 or more) are not permitted to incorporate as new municipalities. Provisions for incorporation were less restrictive in the past.

List of incorporated cities and towns[edit]

      County seat[A]
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Place NameCounty(ies)[B]Population
(2000 Census)[6]
(as of 2000)[6]
Form of municipal charter[3]Incorporation
AdamsRobertson County6452.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)Uniform manager-commission1963
AdamsvilleMcNairy County
Hardin County
1,9836.9 sq mi (18.0 km2)Private act1869
AlamoCrockett County2,3922.2 sq mi (5.6 km2)Private act1911
AlcoaBlount County7,73414.8 sq mi (38.3 km2)Private act1919
AlexandriaDeKalb County8140.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)Private act1848
AlgoodPutnam County2,9423.8 sq mi (9.9 km2)Private act1901
AllardtFentress County6423.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1964
AltamontGrundy County1,13622.0 sq mi (57.1 km2)Private act1854
ArdmoreGiles County1,0824.5 sq mi (11.8 km2)Private act1949
ArlingtonShelby County2,56920.4 sq mi (52.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1900
Ashland CityCheatham County3,6419.6 sq mi (24.8 km2)Private act1859
AthensMcMinn County13,22013.5 sq mi (35.1 km2)Private act1870
AtokaTipton County3,2356.7 sq mi (17.3 km2)Private act1838
AtwoodCarroll County1,0001.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1941
AuburntownCannon County2520.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)Private act1949
BaileytonGreene County5041.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)Private act1915
BaneberryJefferson County3661.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1986
BartlettShelby County40,54319.1 sq mi (49.4 km2)Private act1866
BaxterPutnam County1,2791.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)Private act1915
Bean StationGrainger County2,570[7]4.43 sq mi (11.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1996
Beersheba SpringsGrundy County5534.9 sq mi (12.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1955
Bell BuckleBedford County3910.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1877
Belle MeadeDavidson County2,9433.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)Uniform manager-commission1938[8][9]
BellsCrockett County2,313[7]2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)Private act1889
BentonPolk County1,1382.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)Private act1915
Berry HillDavidson County6740.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)Uniform manager-commission1950
Bethel SpringsMcNairy County7632.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)Private act1870
Big SandyBenton County5180.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)Private act1903
BlaineGrainger County1,5858.8 sq mi (22.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1978
Bluff CitySullivan County1,5591.6 sq mi (4.0 km2)Private act1870
BolivarHardeman County5,8028.5 sq mi (22.0 km2)Private act1827
BradenFayette County2713.8 sq mi (9.9 km2)Uniform manager-commission1969
BradfordGibson County1,1131.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)Private act1913
BrentwoodWilliamson County23,44534.7 sq mi (89.8 km2)Uniform manager-commission1969
BrightonTipton County1,7192.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)Private act1913
BristolSullivan County24,82129.5 sq mi (76.4 km2)Private act1856
BrownsvilleHaywood County10,7489.1 sq mi (23.6 km2)Private act1870
BrucetonCarroll County1,5541.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)Private act1925
Bulls GapHawkins County7141.3 sq mi (3.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1955
BurlisonTipton County4531.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1965
BurnsDickson County1,3662.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)Private act1953
ByrdstownPickett County9031.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)Private act1917
CalhounMcMinn County4961.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)Uniform manager-commission1961
CamdenBenton County3,82822.6 sq mi (58.5 km2)Private act1838
CarthageSmith County2,2512.9 sq mi (7.4 km2)Private act1804
CaryvilleCampbell County2,2435.5 sq mi (14.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1968
Cedar HillRobertson County2980.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1870
CelinaClay County1,3791.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)Private act1846
CentertownWarren County2570.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)Private act1951
CentervilleHickman County3,79310.9 sq mi (28.2 km2)Private act1853
Chapel HillMarshall County9431.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)Private act1850
CharlestonBradley County6301.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1956
CharlotteDickson County1,1531.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)Private act1804
ChattanoogaHamilton County155,554143.2 sq mi (370.8 km2)Home rule1839
Church HillHawkins County5,9169.4 sq mi (24.3 km2)Mayor-alderman1958
ClarksburgCarroll County2851.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1858
ClarksvilleMontgomery County103,45595.5 sq mi (247.4 km2)Private act1807
ClevelandBradley County37,19224.9 sq mi (64.6 km2)Private act1842
CliftonWayne County2,6997.0 sq mi (18.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1856
ClintonAnderson County9,40911.5 sq mi (29.7 km2)Home rule1801
CoalmontGrundy County9486.1 sq mi (15.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1957
CollegedaleHamilton County6,5148.3 sq mi (21.6 km2)Uniform manager-commission1968
ColliervilleShelby County31,87224.7 sq mi (63.8 km2)Private act1807
CollinwoodWayne County1,0242.8 sq mi (7.2 km2)Uniform manager-commission1921
ColumbiaMaury County33,05529.6 sq mi (76.7 km2)Private act1817
CookevillePutnam County23,92322.0 sq mi (21.9 km2)Private act1903
CoopertownRobertson County3,02731.9 sq mi (82.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1996
CopperhillPolk County5111.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)Private act1913
CornersvilleMarshall County9621.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)Private act1849
Cottage GroveHenry County970.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)Private act1856
CovingtonTipton County8,46310.3 sq mi (26.7 km2)Private act1826
CowanFranklin County1,7702.0 sq mi (5.1 km2)Private act1921
Crab OrchardCumberland County83811.1 sq mi (28.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1921
Cross PlainsRobertson County1,3818.3 sq mi (21.4 km2)Uniform manager-commission1973
CrossvilleCumberland County8,98115.1 sq mi (39.1 km2)Private act1901
CrumpHardin County1,52114.1 sq mi (36.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1988
Cumberland CityStewart County3165.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1903
Cumberland GapClaiborne County2040.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)Private act1907
DandridgeJefferson County2,0785.4 sq mi (13.9 km2)Private act1799
DaytonRhea County6,1806.4 sq mi (16.5 km2)Private act1903
DecaturMeigs County1,3952.6 sq mi (6.6 km2)Private act1838
DecaturvilleDecatur County8591.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)Private act1850
DecherdFranklin County2,2464.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)Private act1868
DicksonDickson County12,24416.5 sq mi (42.8 km2)Private act1873
DoverStewart County1,4423.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1805
DowelltownDeKalb County3020.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)Private act1949
DoyleWhite County5251.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)Mayor-alderman1905
DresdenWeakley County2,8555.3 sq mi (13.8 km2)Private act1827
DucktownPolk County4271.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1951
DunlapSequatchie County4,1738.6 sq mi (22.3 km2)Private act1901
DyerGibson County2,4062.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)Private act1899
DyersburgDyer County17,45215.1 sq mi (39.2 km2)Private act1850
EaglevilleRutherford County4642.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)Private act1949
East RidgeHamilton County20,6408.3 sq mi (21.4 km2)Home rule1921
EastviewMcNairy County6185.0 sq mi (13.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1967
ElizabethtonCarter County13,3729.4 sq mi (24.3 km2)Modified manager-council1799
ElktonGiles County5101.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)Private act1907
EnglewoodMcMinn County1,5901.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)Private act1919
EnvilleChester County
McNairy County
2301.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)Private act1953
ErinHouston County1,4904.10 sq mi (10.62 km2)Private act1909
ErwinUnicoi County5,6103.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)Private act1903
Estill SpringsFranklin County2,1525.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1948
EthridgeLawrence County5361.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1907
EtowahMcMinn County3,6632.8 sq mi (7.2 km2)Home rule1909
FairviewWilliamson County5,80014.1 sq mi (36.6 km2)Uniform manager-commission1959
FarragutKnox County17,72016.3 sq mi (42.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1980
FayettevilleLincoln County6,9947.3 sq mi (19.0 km2)Private act1819
FingerMcNairy County3501.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1970
Forest HillsDavidson County4,7109.3 sq mi (24.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1957
FranklinWilliamson County41,84230.1 sq mi (78.0 km2)Private act1799
FriendshipCrockett County6081.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)Private act1858
FriendsvilleBlount County8903.2 sq mi (8.2 km2)Private act1953
GadsdenCrockett County5531.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)Private act1868
GainesboroJackson County8791.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)Private act1905
GallatinSumner County23,23022.5 sq mi (58.2 km2)Private act1801
GallawayFayette County6663.5 sq mi (9.2 km2)Uniform manager-commission1869
GarlandTipton County328[7]0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)Private act1913
GatesLauderdale County9010.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)Private act1901
GatlinburgSevier County3,38210.1 sq mi (26.3 km2)Private act1945
GermantownShelby County37,34817.6 sq mi (45.6 km2)Private act1841
GibsonGibson County414[7]0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)Private act1909
Gilt EdgeTipton County4893.0 sq mi (7.6 km2)Uniform manager-commission1967
GleasonWeakley County1,4632.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)Private act1903
GoodlettsvilleDavidson County
Sumner County
13,78014.1 sq mi (36.5 km2)Uniform manager-commission1858
GordonsvilleSmith County1,0667.0 sq mi (18.0 km2)Private act1909
Grand JunctionHardeman County
Fayette County
321[7]1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)Private act1901
GraysvilleRhea County1,4110.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)Private act1917
GreenbackLoudon County9547.2 sq mi (18.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1957
GreenbrierRobertson County4,9406.6 sq mi (17.2 km2)Private act1937
GreenevilleGreene County15,19814.0 sq mi (36.4 km2)Private act1795
GreenfieldWeakley County2,2083.6 sq mi (9.4 km2)Private act1905
Gruetli-LaagerGrundy County1,86712.5 sq mi (32.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1980
GuysMcNairy County48311.7 sq mi (30.4 km2)Mayor-alderman1986
HallsLauderdale County2,3113.7 sq mi (9.5 km2)Private act1901
HarrimanRoane County6,74410.2 sq mi (26.5 km2)Private act1891
HarrogateClaiborne County4,073[7]4.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1992
HartsvilleTrousdale County2,3953.6 sq mi (9.2 km2)Consolidated city-county1833
HelenwoodScott County8462.8 sq mi (7.1 km2)none[C]1997; disincorporated in 2000
HendersonChester County5,6705.7 sq mi (14.9 km2)Private act1869
HendersonvilleSumner County40,62032.9 sq mi (85.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1901
HenningLauderdale County1,033[7]1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)Private act1875
HenryHenry County5201.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)Private act1907
Hickory ValleyHardeman County1360.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)Private act1951
Hickory WitheFayette County2,57428.4 sq mi (73.6 km2)none[C]
HohenwaldLewis County3,7544.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)Private act1911
Hollow RockCarroll County9631.8 sq mi (4.7 km2)Private act1869
HornbeakObion County4350.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)Private act1923
HornsbyHardeman County3061.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)Private act1920
HumboldtGibson County9,4679.7 sq mi (25.0 km2)Private act1866
HuntingdonCarroll County4,34911.3 sq mi (29.2 km2)Private act1849
HuntlandFranklin County9161.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)Private act1907
HuntsvilleScott County9813.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)Mayor-alderman1856
Iron CityLawrence County
Wayne County
3680.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)Uniform manager-commission1962
JacksboroCampbell County1,8872.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1967
JacksonMadison County59,64349.5 sq mi (128.2 km2)Private act1845
JamestownFentress County1,8392.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)Private act1920
JasperMarion County3,2149.2 sq mi (23.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1852
Jefferson CityJefferson County7,7605.4 sq mi (13.9 km2)Private act1901
JellicoCampbell County2,4484.4 sq mi (11.5 km2)Private act1903
Johnson CityWashington County
Carter County
Sullivan County
55,46939.6 sq mi (102.5 km2)Home rule1869
JonesboroughWashington County4,1684.3 sq mi (11.2 km2)Private act1779
KentonGibson County
Obion County
1,3062.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)Private act1899
KimballMarion County1,3124.9 sq mi (12.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1962
KingsportSullivan County
Hawkins County
44,90545.0 sq mi (116.6 km2)Private act1917
KingstonRoane County5,2647.3 sq mi (18.9 km2)Private act1799
Kingston SpringsCheatham County2,7739.8 sq mi (25.3 km2)Uniform manager-commission1965
KnoxvilleKnox County173,89098.09 sq mi (254.0 km2)Home rule1791
LafayetteMacon County3,8854.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)Private act1843
La FolletteCampbell County7,9264.9 sq mi (12.6 km2)Private act1897
LaGrangeFayette County1361.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)Private act1831
Lake CityAnderson County
Campbell County
1,8881.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)Private act1939
LakelandShelby County6,86218.0 sq mi (46.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1977
LakesiteHamilton County1,8451.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)Uniform manager-commission1972
LakewoodDavidson County2,3411.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)none[C]1959; disincorporated in 2011[10]
La VergneRutherford County18,68725.1 sq mi (65.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1972
LawrenceburgLawrence County10,79612.6 sq mi (32.6 km2)Private act1825
LebanonWilson County20,195[7]29.3 sq mi (75.8 km2)Private act1801
Lenoir CityLoudon County6,8196.2 sq mi (16.1 km2)Home rule1907
LewisburgMarshall County10,41311.7 sq mi (30.3 km2)Private act1837
LexingtonHenderson County7,39311.7 sq mi (30.3 km2)Private act1824
LibertyDeKalb County3671.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)Private act1850
LindenPerry County1,0151.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)Private act1850
LivingstonOverton County3,4985.2 sq mi (13.4 km2)Private act1907
LobelvillePerry County9153.9 sq mi (10.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1959
Lookout MountainHamilton County2,0001.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)Private act1890
LorettoLawrence County1,6653.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1949
LoudonLoudon County4,4769.6 sq mi (25.0 km2)Private act1850
LouisvilleBlount County2,00113.5 sq mi (34.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1990
LuttrellUnion County9153.9 sq mi (10.2 km2)Private act1925
LynchburgMoore County5,740130.4 sq mi (337.7 km2)Consolidated city-county1833
LynnvilleGiles County3450.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)Private act1838
MadisonvilleMonroe County3,9395.8 sq mi (15.1 km2)Private act1866
ManchesterCoffee County8,29411.0 sq mi (28.6 km2)Private act1838
MartinWeakley County10,51512.4 sq mi (32.2 km2)Private act1901
MaryvilleBlount County23,12015.9 sq mi (41.2 km2)Private act1795
MasonTipton County1,0891.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)Private act1869
Maury CityCrockett County7041.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)Private act1911
MaynardvilleUnion County1,7825.4 sq mi (14.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1870
McEwenHumphreys County1,7021.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)Private act1917
McKenzieCarroll County
Henry County
Weakley County
5,2955.5 sq mi (14.3 km2)Private act1868
McLemoresvilleCarroll County2590.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)Private act1949
McMinnvilleWarren County12,74910.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1868
MedinaGibson County9692.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)Private act1907
MedonMadison County1911.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)Private act1860
MemphisShelby County650,100313.8 sq mi (763.4 km2)Home rule1826
MichieMcNairy County6475.5 sq mi (14.4 km2)Mayor-alderman1961
MiddletonHardeman County6021.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)Private act1901
MidtownRoane County1,3064.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)none[C]
MilanGibson County7,662[7]8.0 sq mi (20.8 km2)Private act1866
MilledgevilleMcNairy County
Chester County
Hardin County
2871.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1903
MillersvilleSumner County
Robertson County
5,30813.5 sq mi (35.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1981
MillingtonShelby County10,43315.6 sq mi (40.4 km2)Private act1903
Minor HillGiles County4371.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1969
MitchellvilleSumner County2070.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)Private act1909
MonteagleGrundy County
Marion County
1,2388.2 sq mi (21.4 km2)Mayor-alderman1962
MontereyPutnam County2,7173.0 sq mi (7.7 km2)Private act1901
MorrisonWarren County6842.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)Private act1905
MorristownHamblen County24,96520.9 sq mi (54.1 km2)Private act1867
MoscowFayette County460[7]1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)Private act1860
MosheimGreene County1,7494.2 sq mi (11.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1974
Mount CarmelHawkins County4,7956.8 sq mi (17.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1961
Mount JulietWilson County12,390[7]16.6 sq mi (42.9 km2)Home rule1972
Mount PleasantMaury County4,49111.1 sq mi (28.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1824
Mountain CityJohnson County2,500[7]3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)Private act1905
MunfordTipton County4,7088.1 sq mi (20.9 km2)Private act1905
MurfreesboroRutherford County68,81639.2 sq mi (101.5 km2)Private act1903
NashvilleDavidson County569,892526.1 sq mi (1,362.5 km2)Consolidated city-county1806
New HopeMarion County1,04310.4 sq mi (26.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1974
New JohnsonvilleHumphreys County1,9057.1 sq mi (18.3 km2)Private act1949
New MarketJefferson County1,2342.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1911
New TazewellClaiborne County2,8715.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1887
NewbernDyer County2,9884.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)Private act1858
NewportCocke County7,2425.4 sq mi (14.0 km2)Private act1799
NiotaMcMinn County7812.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)Private act1911
NolensvilleWilliamson County3,0999.5 sq mi (24.6 km2)Mayor-alderman1838
NormandyBedford County1410.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)Private act1858
NorrisAnderson County1,4466.9 sq mi (17.8 km2)Private act1949
Oak HillDavidson County4,4938.0 sq mi (20.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1952
Oak RidgeAnderson County
Roane County
27,38789.9 sq mi (232.9 km2)Home rule1962
OakdaleMorgan County2440.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)Private act1911
OaklandFayette County1,2793.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)Private act1919
ObionObion County1,1341.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)Private act1903
Oliver SpringsAnderson County
Morgan County
Roane County
3,3035.1 sq mi (13.3 km2)Private act1903
OneidaScott County3,61510.3 sq mi (26.7 km2)Private act1905
OrlindaRobertson County5946.7 sq mi (17.3 km2)Uniform manager-commission1965
OrmeMarion County1244.2 sq mi (10.8 km2)Private act1935
PalmerGrundy County7265.3 sq mi (13.6 km2)Private act1925
ParisHenry County9,76310.9 sq mi (28.3 km2)Uniform manager-commission1849
Parker's CrossroadsHenderson County2411.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)Uniform manager-commission1981
ParrottsvilleCocke County2070.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)Private act1923
ParsonsDecatur County2,4523.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)Private act1913
PegramCheatham County2,1468.0 sq mi (20.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1972
PetersburgLincoln County
Marshall County
5800.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)Private act1837
PhiladelphiaLoudon County5331.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1968
Pigeon ForgeSevier County5,08311.6 sq mi (30.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1961
PikevilleBledsoe County1,7812.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)Private act1911
PipertonFayette County5899.8 sq mi (25.4 km2)Uniform manager-commission1974
Pittman CenterSevier County4776.0 sq mi (15.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1974
PlainviewUnion County1,8666.5 sq mi (16.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1992
Pleasant HillCumberland County5441.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)Private act1903
Pleasant ViewCheatham County2,93412.6 sq mi (32.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1921
PortlandSumner County8,45811.4 sq mi (29.6 km2)Private act1905
Powell's CrossroadsMarion County1,2864.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)Mayor-alderman1976
PulaskiGiles County7,8716.6 sq mi (17.0 km2)Private act1809
PuryearHenry County6670.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)Private act1909
RamerMcNairy County3541.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)Uniform manager-commission1958
Red BankHamilton County12,4186.4 sq mi (16.7 km2)Home rule1945
Red Boiling SpringsMacon County1,0231.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)Private act1953
RidgelyLake County1,6670.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)Private act1909
RidgesideHamilton County3890.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)Private act1925
RidgetopRobertson County
Davidson County
1,0831.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)Private act1935
RipleyLauderdale County7,84412.8 sq mi (33.3 km2)Private act1838
RivesObion County3310.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)Private act1905
RockfordBlount County7983.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1970
RockwoodRoane County5,7747.9 sq mi (20.6 km2)Private act1903
RogersvilleHawkins County4,2403.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)Private act1903
RossvilleFayette County3801.8 sq mi (4.6 km2)Private act1903
RutherfordGibson County1,2722.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)Private act1799
RutledgeGrainger County1,1874.7 sq mi (12.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1797
St. JosephLawrence County8293.6 sq mi (9.3 km2)Uniform manager-commission1870
SaltilloHardin County3420.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)Private act1951
SamburgObion County2600.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)Private act1909
SardisHenderson County4452.4 sq mi (6.1 km2)Private act1859
SaulsburyHardeman County990.4 sq mi (0.9 km2)Private act1849
SavannahHardin County6,9175.7 sq mi (14.8 km2)Private act1833
Scotts HillHenderson County
Decatur County
8942.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)Private act1917
SelmerMcNairy County4,5419.8 sq mi (25.4 km2)Private act1901
SeviervilleSevier County11,75720.0 sq mi (51.8 km2)Home rule1795
SharonWeakley County9881.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)Private act1901
ShelbyvilleBedford County16,10515.5 sq mi (40.1 km2)Private act1819
Signal MountainHamilton County7,4296.7 sq mi (17.3 km2)Private act1919
SilertonHardeman County
Chester County
600.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)Private act1923
SlaydenDickson County1850.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)Private act1913
SmithvilleDeKalb County3,9945.9 sq mi (15.2 km2)Private act1843
SmyrnaRutherford County25,56923.0 sq mi (59.5 km2)Private act1869
SneedvilleHancock County1,351[7]2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1850
Soddy-DaisyHamilton County11,53023.8 sq mi (61.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1969
SomervilleFayette County2,534[7]11.4 sq mi (29.4 km2)Private act1854
South CarthageSmith County1,3022.7 sq mi (7.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1963
South FultonObion County2,5173.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1903
South PittsburgMarion County3,2955.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)Private act1901
SpartaWhite County4,5996.3 sq mi (16.4 km2)Private act1841
SpencerVan Buren County1,7136.8 sq mi (17.7 km2)Private act1846
Spring CityRhea County2,0252.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)Uniform manager-commission1953
Spring HillWilliamson County
Maury County
7,71517.7 sq mi (45.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1837
SpringfieldRobertson County14,32912.2 sq mi (31.6 km2)Private act1796
StantonHaywood County6150.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)Private act1927
StantonvilleMcNairy County3121.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)Mayor-alderman1966
SunbrightMorgan County5773.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)Mayor-alderman1990
SurgoinsvilleHawkins County1,4844.1 sq mi (10.6 km2)Mayor-alderman1815
SweetwaterMonroe County
McMinn County
5,5866.9 sq mi (17.9 km2)Home rule1901
TazewellClaiborne County2,1654.4 sq mi (11.3 km2)Mayor-alderman1801
Tellico PlainsMonroe County8591.6 sq mi (4.0 km2)Private act1911
Tennessee RidgeHouston County
Stewart County
1,3343.71 sq mi (9.61 km2)Uniform manager-commission1960
Thompson's StationWilliamson County1,28314.7 sq mi (38.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1990
Three WayMadison County1,3753.9 sq mi (10.0 km2)Mayor-alderman1998
TiptonvilleLake County2,4391.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)Private act1907
TooneHardeman County3300.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)Private act1903
TownsendBlount County2440.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)Private act1921
Tracy CityGrundy County1,6794.8 sq mi (12.5 km2)Private act1915
TrentonGibson County4,6835.6 sq mi (14.4 km2)Private act1846
TrezevantCarroll County916[7]1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)Private act1911
TrimbleDyer County
Obion County
7280.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)Private act1905
TroyObion County1,2731.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)Private act1901
TullahomaCoffee County
Franklin County
17,99422.3 sq mi (57.8 km2)Private act1858
TusculumGreene County2,0044.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1959
UnicoiUnicoi County3,51916.3 sq mi (42.1 km2)Mayor-alderman1994
Union CityObion County10,87610.7 sq mi (27.6 km2)Modified manager-council1867
VanleerDickson County3100.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)Private act1913
ViolaWarren County1290.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)Private act1901
VonoreMonroe County1,16211.8 sq mi (30.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1965
WaldenHamilton County1,9603.6 sq mi (9.4 km2)Mayor-alderman1975
Walnut GroveSumner County6773.3 sq mi (8.7 km2)none[C]1999; disincorporated in 2001
WartburgMorgan County8901.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1905
WartraceBedford County5480.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)Private act1858
WataugaCarter County4030.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)Uniform manager-commission1960
WatertownWilson County1,361[7]1.3 sq mi (3.2 km2)Private act1905
WaverlyHumphreys County4,0288.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)Private act1838
WaynesboroWayne County2,2282.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)Uniform manager-commission1850
WestmorelandSumner County2,0933.8 sq mi (10.0 km2)Private act1901
White BluffDickson County2,1424.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)Private act1869
White HouseSumner County
Robertson County
7,297[7]9.0 sq mi (23.2 km2)Mayor-alderman1921
White PineJefferson County1,9972.5 sq mi (6.6 km2)Private act1915
WhitevilleHardeman County4,539[7]2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)Private act1901
WhitwellMarion County1,6603.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)Home rule1956
WillistonFayette County3301.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)Uniform manager-commission1970
WinchesterFranklin County7,32910.7 sq mi (27.6 km2)Private act1821
WinfieldScott County9116.4 sq mi (16.5 km2)Mayor-alderman1983
WoodburyCannon County2,4281.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)Private act1838
Woodland MillsObion County2961.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)Mayor-alderman1968
YorkvilleGibson County2931.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)Uniform manager-commission1848

Population comparison[edit]

Below are the twenty largest municipalities in Tennessee by population (as of 2000):
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  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau, Local Governments and Public School Systems by Type and State: 2007, February 25, 2008
  2. ^ a b "Incorporated Municipalities" in Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006 edition, pages 618-625.
  3. ^ a b "Directory of Municipal Officials - Charter". University of Tennessee: Municipal Technical Advisory Service. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Tennessee 2000 Population Summary". Office of Local Government, Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. Retrieved 2007-10-15. 
  5. ^ "State Tax Sharing, Fairness, and Local Government Finances in Tennessee". Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations. January 2004. p. xiv. Retrieved 2008-11-07. "There are 348 cities in Tennessee and each is characterized as either a city or a town (in our state, there is no legal distinction between the two)." 
  6. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau, GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Population adjustment by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. State, County, And Municipal Data: Incorporated Municipalities, Tennessee Blue Book, 2007-2008, pages 642-651
  8. ^ Zepp, George (May 2, 2007). "Berry Hill, the tiny city that almost wasn't". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  9. ^ The Tennessee Blue Book lists 1955 as the date of Belle Meade's incorporation; according to MTAS this is the date when Belle Meade adopted the uniform manager-commission charter.
  10. ^
  11. ^ See Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Tennessee's Growth Policy Act, a Vision for the Future, April 2000, pages 21-23, and State of Tennessee Office of the Attorney General Opinion No. 04-058: Amendment to Municipal Incorporation Statute, April 6, 2004, pages 3-6. For Midtown, also see Court of Appeals of Tennessee, No. E2004-01007-COA-R3-CV, filed December 16, 2004. For Walnut Grove, also see Court of Appeals of Tennessee, No. M2000-02430-COA-R3-CV, filed April 30, 2001. For Helenwood, also see Court of Appeals of Tennessee, No. E1999-01571-COA-R3-CV, filed October 4, 1999.

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